Active Learning at Scale

Active Learning at Scale

Large active learning classrooms and a custom table solution from Steelcase help transform the educational experience at Texas A&M University.

Boyce Middle School New Mobile Classroom

Boyce Middle School New Mobile Classroom

Boyce Middle School near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was a recipient of the 2016 Active Learning Center Grant. See how this school propelled its STEAM program and motivated students through the use of mobile, adaptable furniture and space design.

The application period for Cycle 4 of the ALC Grant begins on Friday, December 1, 2017, and will remain open until Friday, February 2, 2018.

Unused Library Space Becomes Campus Hot Spot

Unused Library Space Becomes Campus Hot Spot

A Kansas university reimagined an existing library space to create an active, energizing campus center. Watch the video to see the transformation take place.

The University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas wanted to breathe life back into its underutilized library. Campus leaders had a big goal — take an existing space and make it a campus hotspot. Now, instead of being a place where students simply study or check out books, the library is a vibrant in-between space where people are able to connect like never before.

“I have heard from faculty and staff that they have been able to do activities here that they never had the space for anywhere else,” says Danielle Dion, library director.

With the help of the Steelcase Active Learning Center grant, the University of Saint Mary reimagined a library space to encourage learning and collaboration while improving connections between students, faculty, and the community. The flexible library space is now able to host a wide range of learning opportunities including formal classroom discussion, private study, collaborative small group work, and community events such as chess and even yoga.

“The whole concept of the Active Learning Center and how we use it at Saint Mary is that it’s adaptable. So, we can change from one set of tables to a different setup in an instant,” said Blake Vajgrt, student activities coordinator.

To see how the university transforms its new space day-to-day and proves learning happens in many forms, watch the story above. If you are interested in learning more about the ALC grant or applying for this year’s cycle, applications are being accepted from December 1, 2017, through February 2, 2018.

New Library at University of Saint Mary

New Library at University of Saint Mary

With the help of the Steelcase Active Learning Center Grant, the University of Saint Mary reimagined a library space to encourage learning and collaboration while improving connections between students, faculty, and the community. The library space is now able to host a wide range of learning opportunities including formal classroom discussion, private study, collaborative small group work, and community events such as chess and even yoga. The application period for Cycle 4 of the ALC Grant begins on Friday, December 1, 2017, and will remain open until Friday, February 2, 2018.

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences

Health sciences educators face a continual challenge: how to provide students all the clinical training they need. Where can students get this critical training? In unique learning environments that combine the elements of both healthcare and education spaces, such as the Center for Excellence in Practice, at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences (PA College), Lancaster, PA.

200 Whiteboards Transform Indian Classrooms

200 Whiteboards Transform Indian Classrooms

Jason Vanderground is brand manager for PolyVision, a Steelcase brand. His team worked with partners to outfit 200 classrooms in seven cities in India with new whiteboards or chalkboards.

University of Oklahoma: New Learning Space

University of Oklahoma: New Learning Space

Traditional computer labs are anachronisms, designed when computers dominated desktops. The new Couch Practice Center at the University of Oklahoma, offers students an ecosystem of spaces designed to meet the way students want to learn today.